Alessia Cara is spearheading Disney’s upcoming animation “Moana” with a soaring pop ballad titled, “How Far I’ll Go”.
Written by “Hamilton”‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda, the inspiring oceanic anthem is your typical Disney motivational song with a hint of musical theatre in it. After hearing the song, it’ll probably encourage you to rethink your goals and dreams.
Directed by Aya Tanimura, the music video shows Moana Waialiki sailing across the ocean at night. It then transitions to Cara exploring an unoccupied beach all by herself. While admiring the beauty of the seaside and caves, we see the 20-year-old singer making symbols and patterns in the sand using a wooden stick. Time will tell if the creative design will play a role in “Moana”.
While “How Far I’ll Go” is a nice tune and the visual adds a nice touch, our only criticism is the lack of footage from the animation film itself. Take Demi Lovato’s “Let It Go” for example, the clip had many supporting scenes to further elevate the music video, while this video only had 1 scene at the very beginning.
All in all, we’ll give this music video a 6/10. But having said that, we’re still looking forward when “Moana” hit theatres later this month.
If you’re still interested, feel free to get acquainted with the fun characters in our fun facts on “Moana”.
Source: Rolling Stone.